Harvard CME Online

The following is a catalog of online CME courses offered through the Harvard Medical School. Each course consists of multi-media learning materials with a series of mulitple-choice questions for CME credit. Access to the Internet is required, high speed access is preferred.

The cost of these CME courses ranges from $20 to $2000, and each course provides anywhere from 1 to 50 CME credit hours.

Comprehensive Review of Neurology

Course director: Martin A. Samuels, MD, Chairman, Department of Neurology Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The course consists of 45 audio lectures with accompanying study materials covering the full spectrum of modern clinical neurology, and provides 41.5 category 1 CME credits. Designed for neurologists, it brings in experts across most neurology subfields and from multiple national hospitals and medical schools.

Comprehensive Review of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Course director: Stanley W. Ashley, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The course is composed of 30 recorded lectures and materials covering current techniques, diagnostic approaches, and methods in colorectal surgery. The course provides 22 CME credits.

Comprehensive Review of Endocrine and Head-and-Neck Surgery

Course director: Daniel T. Ruan, MD, Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The course provides 23.25 CME credit hours through 29 recorded lectures on topics ranging from the pathology and surgical approach to thyroid tumors to management of the compromised airway to parotid masses, and more.

Endocrine Emergency 1 (free sample case) – Excerpt:

“The patient is an agitated 42-year-old woman complaining of fever, flank pain, nausea, vomiting, and palpitations for the past 24 hours.”

Gary Setnik, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Mt. Auburn Hospital

Todd Thomsen, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical SchoolMt. Auburn Hospital

Challenging Cases in Toxicology:


  1. Teach the general principles of the care of the poisoned patient.

Course director:

Michael Ganetsky, MD: Director of the Medical Toxicology consult service based in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Endocrine Emergencies: HMS faculty reviewer Harvey P. Katz, MD

Mental Health Sequelae of Extreme Violence: HMS faculty reviewer Grace Huang

Presentations of the Red Eye: HMS faculty reviewer Douglas Kohl, MD

Sudden Cardiac Death: A Focus on the ACLS Guidelines: HMS faculty reviewer Duane Pinto, MD

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons: HMS faculty reviewer Carol Bates, MD

These courses are also listed on the HMS online CME site.

Biographies of the HMS reviewing faculty are available.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements vary by specialty. Internal medicine CME courses are offered by most academic medical institutions, including Harvard. However, Emergency Medicine CME requirements have changed substantially in the last year. Visit our Emergency Medicine CME page for information on the LLSA reading list as well as other continuing medical education requirements.

Please note, this site is not affiliated with Harvard Medical School and has not reviewed the CME courses offered.

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